Iwu denies statement on Osun election

— A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Maurice Iwu, has vehemently refuted reports quoting him as rebuking INEC for declaring Saturday’s Osun governorship election as “inconclusive”.

Professor Iwu, who was purported to have issued the statement on Sunday, denied speaking on the Osun election in an exclusive chat with THE WHISTLER.

He said, “Please this is fake news. I have never issued any statement on electoral process and INEC since 2010. This is reckless journalism. I have

NEVER met that journalist before.”

Meanwhile, the earlier statement attributed to the former INEC boss read: “Actually, in 2010 during the review of INEC’s Elections’ Manual, my committee and I as the chair, invented the inconclusive elections outcomes, particularly where elections did not hold for one reason or the other.

“However, we the initiators of the inconclusive elections realised that our proposal was against the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as Amended), particularly the presidential and the governorship elections and returns.